Skip to comments.The Sotomayor Confirmation
Posted on 07/13/2009 10:51:51 AM PDT by Starman417
So the Sotomayor confirmation hearings begin and we now get to see if the Republicans will just roll over and wag their tail, as they have proven to do over the years, or actually grow a pair and take her and her racist beliefs head on. Technically it won't matter, since she has the votes anyway, but during the tenor of the last Democrat President we got Ginsburg and Breyer. Two horrible, ultra-liberal, justices and how many Republicans voted no on them? 3 and 9 respectively.
With Sotomayor there is no reason for any Republican to vote yes on someone who doesn't value the Constitution and on someone who is obviously a activist judge. But apparently they're hoping to get 23 no votes out of 40 Senators.
Sessions came out swinging today thankfully:
Republicans came out firing at this mornings confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor, as Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, accused Sotomayor of being prejudiced.The activist groups are up in arms tho, claiming they will be watching for racism from everyone except the person they are backing, Justice Sotomayor:
Citing a controversial racial bias case in which a fire department discarded the results of a qualifying test when black firefighters scored too low, Sessions said Sotomayor was biased in favor of the minority employees.
"It seems to me that in [Ricci v. DeStefano], Judge Sotomayors empathy for one group of firefighters turned out to be prejudice against the others," Sessions said.
But Sessionss attack wasnt confined to the Ricci v. DeStefano case. The Alabama Republican indicted Sotomayors entire philosophy as based on non-judicial factors.
"Call it empathy, call it prejudice, or call it sympathy, but whatever it is, it is not law. In truth it is more akin to politics. And politics has no place in the courtroom," Sessions said.
Sessions statement is a clear sign that Republicans intend to hammer away at the Ricci case when they have a chance to question Sotomayor tomorrow.
Republicans will also call two of the firefighters from that case to testify later in the week.
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I suspect one or two Pubbies will ask probing questions and get less than true answers. The rest will just sit back and play patty-cake.
RINO Graham has basicly telegraphed his “yes” vote in his statement toady!
I guess he is also just a toady! LOL
The fawning opening speeches by Dems over Sotomayor now happening on the Senate floor are nothing short of vomit inducing.
***... we now get to see if the Republicans will just roll over and wag their tail****
You mean roll over and p!$$ all over themselves.
BORK HER, YOU PANSIES!